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A Neighbor's Tail Tale

East Cloud Road and North Sabino Canyon Road, March 5, 10:40 a.m.

Somebody cut two horses' tails while their owner was on vacation, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

When the horse owner returned home, she reportedly noticed that the hair around both horses' tails had be cut about halfway between the end of each tail and their bases. The horses were not hurt by the trim, the horse owner told PCSD Deputy James Miyata.

The horse owner said that she hired a housesitter to watch her property while she was on vacation, but the housesitter said she didn't see anybody bothering the horses.

The horse owner believes her 16-year-old neighbor is responsible for cutting the tails. She has had a history of problems with the 16-year-old boy's family and has built a large wall around her property to separate the two houses, she reported.

Deputy Miyata listed the 16-year-old neighbor as a possible suspect.


Priority Mail

North La Canada Drive and West Via Alamos Drive, March 7, 2:30 p.m.

According to a PCSD report, a post office employee was delivering mail when she found a marijuana pipe and some cocaine inside of a mailbox.

When the post office employee looked inside the locked apartment mailbox, she reportedly saw the marijuana pipe and a bag containing a white powdery substance. She turned the items over to apartment complex employees and called the police before leaving, according to the report.

Apartment complex employees told Deputy John Aitchison that they saw a resident check the mailbox where the pipe was found. Deputies spoke to the resident, Janice M. Johnson, 46, of the 300 block of West Via Alamos Drive.

Johnson told Deputy Aitchison that she told some homeless friends that they could stash some items inside her mailbox. She said that she didn't know what they were going to put in her mailbox, but she admitted that she suspected the items were drugs, the report stated.

Johnson was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail on suspicion of possessing a narcotic drug and drug paraphernalia.


An Evening Stroll

North Camino De Oeste and West Massingale Road, March 8, 7:30 p.m.

According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report, a Tucson man was walking his pit bull when three men jumped him.

The man told PCSD Deputy Christy Lawson that he was walking around his neighborhood when three people approached him and began hitting him. He said he did not know the gender or race of his attackers and added that they might have used weapons to beat him. The man reportedly said that one of the attackers might be a jogger in his neighborhood who claimed last month that the man's pit bull bit him, the report stated.

The man had injuries on his face, ear and knee. He told Deputy Lawson he didn't want to go to the hospital because he didn't have any medical insurance.

She took photographs of his injuries and turned them into the police station as evidence.

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